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18th Apr '18 7:03:53 AM Dribbleondo
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Not related to Creator/CJCherryh's stand-alone book ''Literature/ThePaladin'', nor to the black-clad hero of the Western ''Series/HaveGunWillTravel,'' and has no relations to the Videogame ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' (outside of the use of Magic and the general story anyway.)

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Not related to Creator/CJCherryh's stand-alone book ''Literature/ThePaladin'', nor to the black-clad hero of the Western ''Series/HaveGunWillTravel,'' and has no tangential thematic relations to the Videogame ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' (outside of the use of Magic and the general story anyway.)
(see below for it's entry)
29th Mar '18 11:15:31 AM Dribbleondo
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' you play as a "Champion" of either the Resistance group, or the Magistrate, one seeks to allow magical crystals to be used by all, while the other seeks to keep order and ban crystals due to their destructive consequences. All of the champions are explicitly magical in some way or another, with some unique skill that they bring to the battlefield.
29th Mar '18 10:53:56 AM Dribbleondo
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Not related to Creator/CJCherryh's stand-alone book ''Literature/ThePaladin'', nor to the black-clad hero of the Western ''Series/HaveGunWillTravel,'' and has no relations (outside of the use of Magic) to the Videogame ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}''.

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Not related to Creator/CJCherryh's stand-alone book ''Literature/ThePaladin'', nor to the black-clad hero of the Western ''Series/HaveGunWillTravel,'' and has no relations to the Videogame ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}'' (outside of the use of Magic) to Magic and the Videogame ''VideoGame/{{Paladins}}''.
general story anyway.)
19th Mar '18 4:21:43 AM isoycrazy
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* The three Knights of the Cross in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' are paladins, complete with holy swords (each of which has had a nail from the crucifiction of Jesus incorporated into it). Taking up one of the Swords of the Cross means accepting a MissionFromGod to go where they are most needed and help those who need to be saved. Michael Carpenter, the most often-seen Knight in the series, even wears plate armor specifically because it fits the classic paladin style (though his armor is [[BulletProofVest reinforced with kevlar]]). They're also notable for being one of the most positive portrayals of paladins in all of fiction, being good, honest, kind-hearted people who don't force their beliefs on others and help anyone who truly needs it[[note]]In fact, Michael is the only devout Christian of the three; Sanya is a FlatEarthAtheist, while Shiro was converted because he thought the offer to "meet the King" meant a chance to meet Music/ElvisPresley, the latest Knight is Jewish[[/note]]. In fact, they're even more idealistic than the trope description would suggest -- their primary mission is dealing with a group of {{Fallen Angel}}s possession humans -- to ''[[HeelFaceTurn redeem]]'' them, not destroy them. Despite that being on paper an ImpossibleTask, it has been successful at times; at least once to the point one of the ''current knights'' got his start via HeelFaceTurn.

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* The three Knights of the Cross in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' are paladins, complete with holy swords (each swords. Each of which has had a nail from the crucifiction of Jesus incorporated into it).it and respectively reflects the ideals of Faith, Hope, and Love. Taking up one of the Swords of the Cross means accepting a MissionFromGod to go where they are most needed and help those who need to be saved. The Mission isn't always a lifetime commitment. Many Knights are one-offs. They are the Right Person in the Right Place at the Right Time and are able to wield the Sword to its full power.[[note]]One temporary Knight was a mother who is also a monster. In the past when trying grab the Sword of Faith so it didn't fall away from the hero, despite her good intentions, was shocked by the Sword and left her arm numb for a month. Later, when on a quest to save her daughter, the Sword of Love permits her touching it after she swears to use it only this time and not hurt innocents.[[/note]] Michael Carpenter, the most often-seen Knight in the series, even wears plate armor specifically because it fits the classic paladin style (though his armor is [[BulletProofVest reinforced with kevlar]]). They're also notable for being one of the most positive portrayals of paladins in all of fiction, being good, honest, kind-hearted people who don't force their beliefs on others and help anyone who truly needs it[[note]]In fact, Michael is the only devout Christian of the three; Sanya is a FlatEarthAtheist, while Shiro was converted because he thought the offer to "meet the King" meant a chance to meet Music/ElvisPresley, the latest Knight is Jewish[[/note]]. In fact, they're even more idealistic than the trope description would suggest -- their primary mission is dealing with a group of {{Fallen Angel}}s possession humans -- to ''[[HeelFaceTurn redeem]]'' them, not destroy them. Despite that being on paper an ImpossibleTask, it has been successful at times; at least once to the point one of the ''current knights'' got his start via HeelFaceTurn.
18th Mar '18 3:16:01 PM nombretomado
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* In ''StarWars'', Jedi knights are {{Samurai}} Taoist Buddhist SpacePolice keepers of the peace [-[[RecycledINSPACE IN SPACE!]]-] The best example is wise Master Yoda. They also share the trait that if they go bad they go immediately from IncorruptiblePurePureness to ForTheEvulz.
* {{Tron}}: Alan hadn't ''intended'' to [[CreatingLifeIsAwesome create a de-facto holy warrior]] who fights for the oppressed User-believers, but his creation turned out that way. [[spoiler: Too bad about [[ReforgedIntoAMinion the sequel...]]]]

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* In ''StarWars'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', Jedi knights are {{Samurai}} Taoist Buddhist SpacePolice keepers of the peace [-[[RecycledINSPACE IN SPACE!]]-] The best example is wise Master Yoda. They also share the trait that if they go bad they go immediately from IncorruptiblePurePureness to ForTheEvulz.
* {{Tron}}: ''Film/{{Tron}}'': Alan hadn't ''intended'' to [[CreatingLifeIsAwesome create a de-facto holy warrior]] who fights for the oppressed User-believers, but his creation turned out that way. [[spoiler: Too bad about [[ReforgedIntoAMinion the sequel...]]]]
2nd Mar '18 7:21:49 PM ZerroDefex
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** While in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' all the "warriors" (Tidus, Wakka, Auron, Kimarhi) are all capable of going down this route depending on how you use the sphere grid, Tidus is the most oriented to becoming a Paladin. His sphere grid intercepts with [[WhiteMage Yuna's]] early on, allowing him to learn healing and holy magic. He's got a bunch of support magic on his own Sphere Grid. Give him a weapon with Piercing and he can hit like a ton of bricks on just about any non-magical mook in the game.

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** While in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' all the "warriors" (Tidus, Wakka, Auron, Kimarhi) are all capable of going down this route depending on how you use the sphere grid, Tidus is the most oriented to becoming a Paladin. His sphere grid intercepts intersects with [[WhiteMage Yuna's]] early on, allowing him to learn healing and holy magic. He's got a bunch of support magic on his own Sphere Grid. Give him a weapon with Piercing and he can hit like a ton of bricks on just about any non-magical mook in the game.
24th Feb '18 3:59:39 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** Paladins exist in the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', too, though [[CallARabbitASmeerp not by name]]. They include Agrias Oaks (Holy Knight), Meliadoul Tengille (Templar Knight), and of course, Cidolfus [[GameBreaker "Thunder God Cid"]] Orlandeau (Sword Saint). In a twist, all of the abilities they gain from being Holy Knights are purely offensive in nature, though you can reclass them as White Mages to pick up the defensive side of this trope as a secondary skillset; Agrias has already stared to do so when she joins.

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** Paladins exist in the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', too, though [[CallARabbitASmeerp not by name]]. They include Agrias Oaks (Holy Knight), Meliadoul Tengille (Templar Knight), and of course, Cidolfus [[GameBreaker "Thunder God Cid"]] Orlandeau (Sword Saint). In a twist, all of the abilities they gain from being Holy Knights are purely offensive in nature, though you can reclass them as White Mages to pick up the defensive side of this trope as a secondary skillset; Agrias has already stared started to do so when she joins.
22nd Feb '18 8:37:16 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/MasterOfTheMonsterLair'': Owen. He's not involved with any church, but he does hold true to the trope of combining physical combat with healing and anti-evil magic.
21st Feb '18 11:56:56 AM zarpaulus
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* Paladins in ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'' are essentially clerics who apply their class dice to the Melee Combat skill rather than Leadership, and a lot of WhiteMagic uses Leadership in some way, and they start out with a sword that can have spells loaded into it like the staffs that other clerics have.

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* Paladins in ''TabletopGame/{{Ironclaw}}'' are essentially clerics who apply their class dice with a greater focus on combat than spellcasting (career skill bonus to the Melee Combat skill rather than Leadership, instead of Leadership) and a lot of WhiteMagic uses Leadership in some way, and they start out with a holy sword that can have spells loaded into it like the staffs that other clerics have.instead of a staff.
13th Feb '18 5:03:19 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** Paladins exist in the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', too, though [[CallARabbitASmeerp not by name]]. They include Agrias Oaks (Holy Knight), Meliadoul Tengille (Templar Knight), and of course, Cidolfus [[GameBreaker "Thunder God Cid"]] Orlandeau (Sword Saint). In a twist, all of the abilities they gain from being Holy Knights are purely offensive in nature, though you can reclass them as White Mages to pick up the defensive side of this trope as a secondary skillset.

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** Paladins exist in the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'', too, though [[CallARabbitASmeerp not by name]]. They include Agrias Oaks (Holy Knight), Meliadoul Tengille (Templar Knight), and of course, Cidolfus [[GameBreaker "Thunder God Cid"]] Orlandeau (Sword Saint). In a twist, all of the abilities they gain from being Holy Knights are purely offensive in nature, though you can reclass them as White Mages to pick up the defensive side of this trope as a secondary skillset.skillset; Agrias has already stared to do so when she joins.
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